Friday Feature: Dr Joe’s Health Beats

FridayFeatures3In our weekly Friday Feature, we share a short interview with one of the fantastic members of HealthyLivingBlogs.com. Take the time to get to know your co-members, pick up tips and tricks, blogging know-how, and recommendations from your fellow bloggers. If you’re an HLB member and haven’t gotten your interview email yet, don’t worry, you will in time! We’re working our way through a list of 2,000+ members’ blogs at random.


What’s your name, blog name, and how did you create your blog title?

Dr Joe from Dr Joe’s Health Beats Blog.  I wanted my blog to be a heart beat of natural health awareness and wellness in general, hence health beats.

What is your tagline and why?

20/20 ideas to better health. I chose that tag line because my goal is to illuminate on the topic being discussed by me, such that the reader will have a 20/20 vision upon reading a post on my blog.

How would you describe your blogging style?

Deep incisive articles that get to heart of the problem I am talking about. I’d like a reader coming to my blog to have that question answered satisfactorily. I try to write as though I am talking to a friend in a pub or restaurant. Explaining a topic in the most basic way without making assumptions.

What are some of your favorite blogging tools? 

pixabay for copyright-free photos, iMeme to add text to my photos, pubmed for research

What is your healthy eating philosophy?

To have a lot of colour on my plate 95% of the time and also to not sweat the small stuff.

What is something you’ve learned recently that you found interesting?

That sitting indoors and getting the sun’s ultraviolet rays through the glass windows is a pointless exercise as far as the body’s ability to make Vitamin D is concerned. It is pointless because the B band of the ultraviolet rays cannot penetrate through glass to enable you make Vitamin D even though you may be getting the required sun exposure.

What daily health to-do is easiest for you to complete? Which is the one you struggle with every single day?

Easiest is eating veggies. I love my vegetables especially the leafy greens. Leafy greens are nature’s gift to us all. A day without leafy greens is a day wasted.

Hardest is creating enough time to get recommended 8 hours of sleep every night. I need to better organize myself to make this happen.

What’s one goal you’re working towards right now?

Spreading the message that nutrition is key to preventing and reversing chronic diseases. I want an audience that is ready to grab that message and also ready to take back control of their health at the same time.

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